Nepal Background

This multi-ethnic Himalayan country of 28 million people lies at a political crossroads. Nepal struggles to emerge from a decade-long insurgency that witnessed thousands of deaths and human rights abuses. With a newly elected legislature empowered to draft a constitution, Nepal is also embarking on an exciting journey as a secular and democratic republic after 240 years as a Hindu kingdom. Its future is at once both promising and uncertain. The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has implemented a program to seize upon this historical moment by operating multi-dimensional and sustainable rule of law promotion programs.